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Annual Report on the Environment and the Sound Material-Cycle Society in Japan 2008

July 4, 2008

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The Ministry of the Environment published an annual report titled "Towards a Low Carbon-Society and a Sound Material-Cycle Society" (English translation version).

This report is the overview section of the Annual Report on the Environment and the SoundMaterial-Cycle Society in Japan 2008 approved by the Cabinet and submitted to the Diet ofJapan on June 3, 2008.

This Report broadly covers current environmental policies, measures and initiatives inJapan including our climate change policy. We will introduce this report to theparticipants from other countries to the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit held from July 7 to 9, 2008.

Contents

  • Overview1: The World Has Reached a Turning Point in the Creation of a Low CarbonSociety, and Japan's Efforts.
  • Overview2: The World Has Reached a Turning Point in the Creation of a SoundMaterial-Cycle Society, and Japan's Efforts.

Please see the contents.

Contact

Overview1:
Environmental Strategy Division
Environmental Policy Bureau
Ministry of the Environment
Tel:+81-3-3581-3351(ex.6254)
E-mail: hakusho@env.ne.jp
Overview2:
Office of Sound Material-Cycle Society
Policy Planning Division
Waste Management and Recycling Department
Minister's Secretariat
Ministry of the Environment
Tel:+81-3-3581-3351(ex.6819)
E-mail: junkan@env.ne.jp
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